TAX CONSULTANT I (Comptroller of Maryland, Compliance Division)
State of Maryland - Maryland

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Introduction

OPEN TO ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES

This is an agency specific recruitment. The resulting eligible list will be used to staff a current vacancy in the Compliance Division. In addition, future vacancies that occur elsewhere throughout the Comptroller of Maryland maybe filled using this recruitment effort.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Current vacancy is in Baltimore, Maryland (Baltimore City). Future vacancies may be located in Annapolis or Baltimore City. Please be sure to indicate on your application the counties in which you will accept employment.

POSITION DUTIES

Compliance Division, Hearings and Appeals (current vacancy) - The Comptroller of Maryland's Compliance Division, located in Baltimore, is seeking a full time Tax Attorney to function primarily as a Hearing Officer for complex contested State tax cases. The Hearing Officer conducts hearings with taxpayers and their representatives to determine the accuracy, validity, and legality of assessments levied, refund claims denied, and license revocation actions under all tax laws administered by the Comptroller of Maryland. The Hearing Officer's decision represents the final determination of the agency in the administrative appeals process. The position requires admission to the Maryland Bar.

Revenue Administration Division, Legal Section (possible future vacancy) - As a Staff Attorney, the primary responsibility of the position is to perform legal research and analysis of the State’s revenue laws and regulations, the Internal Revenue Code and regulations, and other statutes, codes, etc. The incumbent will provide legal advice and guidance to division management and personnel, tax and other professionals, and the general public and others in order to assure proper administration and compliance with the State’s revenue laws. The incumbent will also assist in the review and analysis of pending federal and State legislation that may affect Maryland tax laws, etc. and assist in the preparation of regulations, written administrative guidance and tax exemption requests. This is a full time position with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or as otherwise approved by the Manager.

Field Enforcement Division (possible future vacancy) - The main purpose is to perform legal and legislative research and analysis of the State’s more complex revenue laws and regulations, the Internal Revenue Code and regulations, and other statutes, codes, etc.; and to provide advice and guidance through the Director, Assistant Directors, and directly to division and other agency personnel, tax, and other professionals, the general public, licensees, industry representatives, and others, to assure proper administration and compliance with the State’s revenue and regulatory laws related to motor fuel, motor carrier, alcohol, and tobacco tax.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

YOU MUST MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS and DOCUMENT THESE QUALIFICATIONS ON YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION.

Education : Possession of a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law.

Experience : None

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at http://www.naces.org/members.htm .

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Proficiency in performing legal research, using both printed and electronic materials.

Proficiency in usage of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Excellent communications skills - verbal and written.

Experience that demonstrates a willingness to provide service to and/or work with the public.

Knowledge of corporate income tax law, federal income tax law, sales and use, admissions and amusement, and estate tax laws.

Possession of a Master's Degree in taxation.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Admission to the Maryland Bar.

Employees appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this opportunity. Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation including a review of criminal, MVA and tax records; and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States or under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Upon initial appointment OR promotion to a position in the State Personnel Management System, an employee is required to serve an initial six month probationary period. This probationary period may be extended an additional six months under certain circumstances at the discretion of the appointing authority.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience as documented on your online application and the supporting documentation, including a cover letter, writing sample and a copy of your Certificate in Good Standing. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application. Only applicants who document that they meet the minimum qualifications for the position by submitting the required documentation with their employment application will be rated. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

This job is not part of a bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

TO APPLY: It is preferable for you to complete the online application and send all additional email via upload. Please upload the following documents:

  • Under the College/Diploma link, upload an unofficial copy of your college transcripts
  • Under the Certification link, upload a copy of your Certificate in Good Standing, a cover letter and a writing sample.
If you choose fax as the option to submit your application and required attachments, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment:

1. First and Last Name

2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)

3. The last 4 digits of your SS#

Fax: 410-974-5249 – This fax number is for Comptroller of Maryland recruitment efforts only.

For Further Questions

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov .

If you have questions about this particular recruitment, please contact the Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources at 410-260-7299.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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